Madison County Historical Society


Madison County History

History Through the Ages of People, Places, and Things

People came from miles around to watch basketball at the Wigwam.  Jumpin' Johnny Wilson and others played there. 

Sectional tournament play was a staple at the Wigwam with packed crowds and enthusiastic students and fans as eager spectators.

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Race tracks were often on a farm or started by several friends.

The standardbred has long been a favorite of Hoosier racers.


 In 1911, Ray Harroun averaged 74.59 miles per hour to win the first Indy 500.  His car was the 6-cycliner, one seater Marmon Wasp that he helped design.

It was 1933.  It was at the Legion Ascot Speedway in L. A. For Anderson's Bob Carey,  it was his third race of the season.

Delco Remy began in 1896 by the Remy brothers and was known as the Remy Electric Company.  In 1926, it became Delco-Remy, a division of General Motors.  At its peak, the company employed 18,230 workers.  The plants were closed in 1994.



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